Welcome to English 101! Maybe you’re looking forward to this class, maybe you’re worried, and maybe you just want to get it over with. All of those things are okay.
Instead of using Blackboard, I will be posting most of our class information, assignments, and readings on this website. I will use Blackboard only to post your grades and for you to submit some assignments (like drafts). Why? Because you will also be able to post content to our site, which makes our classroom environment more collaborative and enables you to get some practice using WordPress if you haven’t used it before. This site is our space for writing, not just mine.
What is on this website?
Right now, you can find our course policies under the “Syllabus” tab, and the calendar with all assignments and readings for the semester under the “Course Schedule” tab. Some resources you may find useful later on are in the “Resources” tab. As the semester progresses, I will add posts containing the lesson for each day to our “Class Notes” tab.
More will be added as we study writing and rhetoric together!
What do you need to do?
- Click around, familiarize yourself with the layout of the website and where to find different things. Look at the course calendar. Write down any questions you have so that you remember to ask them later.
- Fill out the “Getting To Know You” survey in the next post.
- Register for the CUNY Commons
- Join our Course Group (this will allow you to write your own posts here on the website)
It will also be helpful to bookmark this site for easy access!